What is the old saying “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.”
This training plan is more than a bit overwhelming. I look at the peak of the training and there is just so much. It is teaching me a great lesson. I am just trying to take it one step at a time and just keep moving forward. I am increasing the time of my long runs anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour each week. This week I am going from 2 hours and 30 minutes to 3 hours. I know I can do 30 more minutes. I am also trying to break down each hour of the run.
I am trying to run about a 9 to 10 minute per mile pace and walk 5 minutes after each mile. That breaks down to about 4 sets an hour. That is a big mental break for me to just know I have four sets left during a run instead of an hour. This week I am just increasing by 2 sets not 30 minutes.
When you have a task that is just too big to imagine the best way to put it down is, “Just one bite at a time”. Hope this helps and happy running.